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Family & Friendship, Work

A* for Effort

25th May, 2017

25th May 2017 – London is bathed in sunshine again today and I’m up at the crack of dawn, unable to sleep as soon as the sun hits the windows and the bedroom warms up. I spend the first 2 hours of the day putting on washing, watering the garden and doing the daily chores.
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Family & Friendship

What you realize when you hit rock bottom!

24th May, 2017

24th May 2017 – It was an early start for me today to make a conference call with Tokyo this morning. Summer is truly here in London and my ride in to work as beautiful as ever. This has been the toughest year of my life so far, no exceptions! But I’m starting to realize that
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Work

The day after the night before

23rd May, 2017

23rd May 2017 – I begin the blog today in somber mood. My phone pinged at just after 10.30pm last night to the news that there had been a bomb in Manchester. My surroundings, a beautiful hotel room just around from the Cathedral in Exeter, suddenly changed. I instantly turned on the news and it
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A matter of perspective.

22nd May, 2017

22nd May 2017 – I’m trying to build on the positive mindset from my short break in France. I have a trip to visit a client down in the South West today and like so much of my work for the last few years my job is to negotiate a good deal for the legacy
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Opportunities, Socialising

Reflections on a short break in France.

21st May, 2017

21st May 2017 – I’m flying back to the UK today after a short break cycling in France. The trip has been exactly what I needed and a massive departure from the last time I went cycling with this group back in September 2016 last year. The nice thing has been that everybody has noticed the
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Family & Friendship

Party time again.

25th Mar, 2017

Saturday 25th March 2017 – The sun is out again today and I’ve got a packed schedule for my little boy. First stop is swimming with one of his little friends and then lunch in the sunshine. He is back to being my little shadow again today. Totally comfortable with his daddy and I’m getting
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Family & Friendship, Work

Focus in the opposite direction?

24th Mar, 2017

Friday 24th March 2017 – My thoughts for today switch to Mothering Sunday and I wonder if I should send myself half a bunch of flowers given that I am now Mummy and Daddy for 50% of the time??!! Good old gallows humor!!!! But in all seriousness it is another chance for me to be the
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Family & Friendship

#tryingtobethebestdaddyIcanbe!

23rd Mar, 2017

Thursday 23rd March – It is another chance to dress up for my son today at school. The theme is Fairytales and his book of the moment is the Elves and the Shoemaker. I’ve ordered him a costume for the day and my little ‘Elf’ trots off happily in to school. My role of Mummy and
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Family & Friendship

What he wants!

22nd Mar, 2017

22nd March 2017 – My son has a trip to the dentist today and afterwards I’ve organized a play date for him with one of his little friends. I realize that my focus for a while needs to shift to him. His happiness is directly correlated to my happiness at the moment and hearing him
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Work

21st Mar, 2017

Tuesday 21st March – Today is as much of a social and economic reflection as it is a plan of what to do to rebuild my life. By April 2018 the company I work for needs to have found new premises as the lease expires and there is no prospect of renewing the current lease as the space
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